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About Grenada


Grenada is one of our favourite countries of all time. We've lived here for over 3 years in total and we've explored as much of the island as we could. We've also visited as tourists, staying in hotels, guest houses and cool boutiques.

We've eaten at pretty much every main restaurant on the island and we've also explored most of its beaches, waterfalls, jungle hikes and more. If you're looking for information on travelling to Grenada, then you've come to the right place.


In this Grenada travel guide, we'll cover all of the best things to do, places to visit, things to see, the best restaurants, the best hotels and when to visit the island for the best weather.

Things To Do In Grenada


Grenada has some of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean, it has waterfalls, rainforest, mountains, rivers and sugar cane fields. The people here are friendly once you get to know them and there's a unique culture that permeates the island.


 Below you'll find all of the posts we've written about different experiences around Grenada. We also have an epic guide to 61 things to do in Grenada as well as some useful travel posts.

7 Best Beaches in Grenada: A Travel Guide

Grenada is blessed with beautiful beaches, many of which are blissfully devoid of people. You can literally have the best Grenada beaches all to yourself! All of the beaches on the island are public, and with over 45 of them dotting the coastline, you’ll ...

Sailing in Grenada: A Sunset Aboard The Savvy

“Hey guys, welcome to the Savvy, would you like a rum punch?” This was the greeting we received from Danny, the owner of the locally crafted Savvy sloop. We gladly accepted the refreshing beverage and settled in for a late afternoon sail on the ...

Cycling Around South Grenada With Mocha Spoke

Mocha Spoke has long been our favourite coffee shop on the island of Grenada. Not just because we’ve become great friends with the owners, but because it’s just a cool place to hang out and meet people over a steamy cup of joe.  The ...

Diving in Grenada With Dive Grenada

After living in Grenada for nearly four years, I feel like we’ve seen quite a bit of the country. We’ve driven around the island, sailed up the western coast, gone on hashes, enjoyed rum tours and so much more. There are so many things ...

Hashing in Grenada: A Fun Hiking Experience

“Can I get all of the virgins down in front!” Nick and I both looked at each other, certain that we weren’t virgins in the traditional sense, but soon realized that yes, we were virgins when it came to Hashing. The Hash House Harriers ...

Day Sailing in Grenada With Footloose Charters

When Dariece’s dad and his wife came to visit us last month, we knew that we’d have to show them all over Grenada, and what better way to see a Caribbean island than by sea? We contacted Footloose Yacht Charters Grenada and they were ...

A Hike To The 7 Sisters Waterfall In Grenada (With Video)

Grenada is so much more than beautiful white sand beaches, hidden coves and rocky points. Deep in the jungle-clad, mountainous interior of the island, there are dozens of treks, summits and waterfalls just waiting to be discovered. Visiting the waterfalls is one of the top ...

Driving in Grenada – A Road Trip Around The Island

We’ve been pet sitting in Grenada for 2 months now and the time has flown by! We’ve shown you our temporary dream home, but we haven’t shown you around Grenada itself. So, last weekend we drove around the 34 x 19 km island and made ...

Places To Visit in Grenada


While the island of Grenada is small at just 18 km (12 miles) wide and 34 km (21 miles) long, but there are a lot of lovely places around the island. In our post all about the best things to do, we list many of the different towns, waterfalls, beaches and hidden jungle hikes that you can do on the Island of Grenada. We recommend renting a car to make the most of your trip.

Grenada Information


Below you'll find all of the posts on our blog with practical information about travelling to Grenada including a travel guide, some hotel reviews, the cost of living and travelling as well as some information about what the people are like there.

Accommodation Spotlight: Mount Cinnamon Boutique Resort, Grenada

We were recently invited by Mount Cinnamon Grenada to spend a couple of nights and experience the award-winning boutique resort. Although we already live on the island, it was a great opportunity to have a little “staycation” and celebrate my birthday at one of Grenada’s most ...

A Traveller’s Story: Discovering Roots in Grenada

In 2015, my wife Sarah and I started planning what was intended to be a year long travel adventure. The first thing we did was to draw up a long list of the countries that we most wanted to visit. I’m talking dozens and dozens of ...

10 Interesting Things About the People of Grenada

Grenada is a lovely island blessed with a breathtakingly lush interior, beautiful beaches and flavourful food. But the people here are what make the Island of Spice so unique. Grenadians are without a doubt some of the friendliest people in the Caribbean. The island is made safe by ...

The Ultimate Guide To Travelling Grenada

Living and travelling in Grenada for over a year has given us valuable insight into the country and its people, activities, food and culture. This is a true Caribbean jewel. Close your eyes and try to conjure up images of white sand beaches, turquoise waters, lush jungles, ...

Grenada – A Rare Jewel in the Caribbean

Ah, Grenada, what a fantastic country! This is a place we knew little to nothing about before deciding to move here to pet-sit for 7 months, which turned out to be one of the best decisions we’ve ever made. We knew a little bit about the ...

The Cost of Living in Grenada

There’s no doubt about it, living in Grenada, or anywhere in the Caribbean, is far more expensive than living in many other parts of the world. It may not be the ideal location for people on a tight budget, but there are ways to save some ...

Accommodation Spotlight: Town House Hotel, Carriacou

When we booked our Osprey Ferry tickets from Grenada to Carriacou, we had no idea where we were going to stay on the island. Many of the hotels we looked at were over our budget, or we would have to take an expensive taxi ride to ...

Our Grenada Travel Blogs


After living and travelling around Grenada for over 3 years, it's not surprising that we have a lot of travel blogs and travel videos about this breathtaking island nation. Check out our posts below if you want to follow our own adventures through Grenada.

Working and Living in Grenada: An Update From The Caribbean

How is it possible that we’ve been back in Grenada for over 2 months? It feels like just yesterday that we were surrounded by family on the beach in Manzanillo, Mexico. Time is flying by, but thankfully we feel as though we’re accomplishing everything we wanted ...

Our Experience at J’ouvert – Carnival Grenada 2016

If you’ve been following us on Twitter, Facebook or watching our stories on Instagram, you’ll know that we’ve been having a blast here in Grenada during this Carnival season. Grenadians look forward to this time of year like westerners look forward to Christmas and birthdays. This ...

Our Tropical Paradise: Grenada, We’re Home

Is there somewhere in the world that you adore so much that you find yourself drawn there, almost as if there were some magnetic pull? Perhaps it’s your home country, or a foreign land that got under your skin? For us, that place is Grenada. This ...

5 Months of Living in the Caribbean – Grenada in Photos

After 5 incredible months of living in Grenada, we have moved on. Even though it was a very emotional goodbye last year, in a way, it was harder to leave this year because we were that much more attached to the people, the pets and our life ...

We’re Home! Our Journey from Costa Rica to Grenada

Home is where our backpacks are. That’s just the way it’s been for us for almost 5 years now. We refer to our hostels, hotels, apartments and house/pet sitting jobs as “home”. And although we’ve enjoyed all of our temporary homes over the years, there’s just something ...

A 7 Month Round-Up of Grenada…and Upcoming Plans!

In just two days we’re leaving Grenada. This has been our home since April 2, 2014 and it truly has felt like home. We were able to unpack our backpacks and actually hang up our clothes in a closet! We made some fantastic friends and we had ...

Our Bout With The Dreaded Chikungunya

This Tuesday started like any other Tuesday in Grenada. We woke up, enjoyed a light breakfast and then brewed a pot of coffee to take with us to our upstairs office, where we planned to work for the day. We sat down at the computers and ...

Sharing Our Life of Travel – We Finally Have Visitors!

We’ve been on the road now for almost 5 years and due to misconceptions, fears or uncertainties, none of our family members have come to see us overseas… Until now! I’m very happy to report that my dad and his wife decided to travel to Grenada! They ...

Living In Grenada: Our Life in Photos

Living on the southern Caribbean Island of Spice for the past four months has been fantastic, and it’s not over yet! We still have another three months of living in the tropics, which we’re very much looking forward to. This is our first time pet-sitting abroad ...

Island Hopping in the Caribbean – Grenada to Carriacou

Somehow, over two months had gone by and we found ourselves having neighbours at our beachside cottage. Spare’s owners, Peter & Julia, had returned from their trip and were back to relieve us from our pet-sitting duties, and to reclaim their home (which we had been ...

Living in Grenada – Our Caribbean Paradise (With Video)

As if out of nowhere, the sea abruptly ended and land appeared under the wheels of our aircraft. The plane gently touched down on the tarmac and we both looked at each other with huge smiles, we had finally arrived in Grenada and we were about ...

The Highly-Anticipated Journey to Our Caribbean Paradise

The moment we had been waiting for had finally arrived! This was the day we were to fly to our new home in Grenada. We had been thinking about this day ever since Shiraz, Iran, when we were offered to come to this West Indies country ...

The Big Reveal…Where Are We Going Next?!

Somehow, our two and a half months in Mexico and Belize have come to an end and we’re shocked that we fly out on April 1st, tomorrow! Over the past few months, we’ve been giving you little hints and mentioning that we’re going somewhere fantastic for ...

THE BEST TIME OF YEAR TO VISIT

When To Travel To Grenada


The Best Time To Visit: Anytime

You can literally visit Grenada at any time of year, though most tourists flock to the island around December, when there are less rains.


The Rainy Season


We love the rainy season and it's our favourite time of year on the island!


During the rainy season, you’ll get heavy showers from time-to-time but they generally don’t last more than an hour and are often followed by pure blue skies. There are 2 or 3 periods throughout the rainy season where the rain and cloud is constant for 3 days or so at a time.


The Winter Season


Visiting in the winter (dry) months from December – April may keep you from getting wet on your holiday, but the wet season is when the island truly comes to life. Everything is much greener and more beautiful from around July – November.


The Hurricane Season


Keep in mind that June – November is also considered the hurricane season. Before climate change, this little island was considered immune to these kinds of storms, but in 2004 Grenada was rocked by Hurricane Ivan. Winds reached 266 km/hr and damaged 90% of homes on the island, many of which have not been repaired to this day.


The storm also killed 12 people and destroyed a prison wall allowing most of the inmates to escape. One year later, Hurricane Emily hit Grenada, but luckily she didn’t inflict as much damage as Ivan.


These two natural disasters still have a massive impact on the psyche of the people of Grenada and even though it's been over 15 years since the last one hit the island, many people still talk about the catastrophe on a regular basis.


The risk of hurricanes in Grenada is still considered to be relatively low, despite back-to-back storms 10 years ago. Generally there is 3 days warning or more before a hurricane hits the island, so check out StormCarib.com if you’re concerned about hurricanes and cancel all travel if there’s a risk of hurricane during your trip.

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